Experience 5-10 years
Qualifications Master’s Degree
A high-impact career opportunity for a strategically minded and tactically skilled executive who is prepared to make evidence-based divisional decisions and drive practical, innovative solutions aligned to the College’s strategy, mandate, vision, and future direction.
About Centennial College
At Centennial College, our focus has always been on preparing graduates to enter the workforce, while teaching them to be leaders. As a result, we’ve worked to build lasting partnerships with local communities, while preparing our graduates to succeed globally. Along with offering industry-recognized full- and part-time programs at four Toronto campuses, we do extensive work teaching international students, and are enabling more Canadian learners to have an international adventure. We believe a Centennial education is an education without borders.
Over the past 50 years, we’ve transformed ourselves from a local community college to a worldly institution, with a presence in countries like China, India, South Korea and Brazil. We’re now prepared for the next set of challenges: to be more innovative and entrepreneurial, to further exploit the benefits of technology, to creatively engage our employees, to build more bridges with communities and employers, and to see our graduates do meaningful work and have meaningful lives.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups, including: Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons.
We also recognize that Centennial is situated on the Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and pay tribute to their legacy as well as that of all First Peoples that have been and remain present here in Toronto. We recognize that First Peoples come from sovereign Nations and that part of understanding our responsibilities of residing on this territory are understanding the true history, circumstances and legacy of the Treaties signed here (such as the Toronto Purchase, Robinson-Huron Treaty and Williams Treaties) and including pre-contact Treaties and Agreements between sovereign Nations and that all peoples in this area are therefore Treaty people with obligations and responsibilities to all our relations.
About the Role
As the Associate Vice-President (AVP) of Institutional Effectiveness, you will play a vital role in these endeavours on a corporate and divisional level. In this newly created role as AVP of Institutional Effectiveness, you will champion key areas for Centennial, including Strategy and Business Planning, Institutional Effectiveness & Research & Data Analytics, Project Management Office (PMO)/Design Thinking & LEAN, and Organizational and Data Governance & Enterprise Risk Management.
In a collaborative and inclusive manner, you will facilitate the institutional strategic planning processes, and collectively define, nurture, instill and feed an ethos of institutional effectiveness that fosters a culture of inquiry, balanced data analytics and evidence-based decision-making, and continuous improvement. You will adopt a LEAN and design-thinking approach to transforming internal operations with a particular focus on achieving strong efficiencies alongside innovative ways of working, adopting technology and cultivating a more strategic employee base.
As AVP, you welcome the opportunity to provide strategic and operational direction of multiple areas, act as a spokesperson of your portfolio, and advise the Vice-President on matters of importance to the Executive team. This will include joint responsibility for operational decisions affecting the current and
future effectiveness and fiscal viability of the portfolio, while partnering with, and supporting, both the VP and your peers on the Division’s senior leadership team in strategic planning, implementation, and overall oversight of the College, to ensure it achieves its mandate and remains financially viable.
As an AVP at Centennial College, you’ll be actively responsible for contributing to and championing the Centennial culture of social justice, equity, inclusivity and decolonization, participating in agile and collaborative ways of working across the portfolio and college as a whole.
This key mandate calls for a professional with a strong data management and data analytics background and demonstrated application of Project Management and Change Management principles, as well as experience driving strategic initiatives forward. Able to think strategically while executing ongoing learning, development, and performance management programs, you have strong technical knowledge of learning and performance management, with an understanding of emerging technologies. Above all, you have the respect and experience to lead through the lens of social inclusion, internationalization, decolonization and equitable practices that foster progressive stakeholder discussions and relationships, as well as culturally relevant programs and competencies.
An excellent partnership builder with relevant experience in business management, matrix and horizontal leadership, you have a post-graduate degree (e.g. Masters), and a track record of innovation and impact on a portfolio-wide scale, or a combination of education and relevant/lived experience. Project Management and Change Management certification is essential.
To apply for this vital executive role in post-secondary education, submit your application to Phelps, at firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: October 29th, 2021
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